Stop Senior Hunger Month

Lubbock Meals on Wheels kicks off Stop Senior Hunger Month

(Press Release) 

STOP SENIOR HUNGER SEPTEMBER

 

One in every nine seniors is at risk of hunger. Chances are, it affects someone you love - even a parent, grandparent or spouse. Comfort Keepers franchises across the country are uniting to create a voice for this epidemic and raise awareness for the importance of senior hunger and malnutrition. This initiative supports Comfort Keepers’ goal to improve the quality of life for seniors and help them maintain healthy, independent lives.

 

Comfort Keepers of Lubbock is partnering with Lubbock Meals on Wheels (LMOW) to distribute senior nutritional information and feed seniors in the Lubbock Meals on Wheels weekend meals bag program.  These seniors have no other means to obtain weekend food other than that provided through Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

 

Goals:  1) Raise awareness about the growing epidemic of malnutrition that impacts millions of

                 older Americans

             2) Provide senior nutrition handouts through www.comfortkeepers.com/Lubbock-tx for

                 churches, companies, organizations and individuals to print out and share with

                 seniors and families of seniors            

             3) Collect specific food items to fill 5000 bags for LMOW weekend meals bag program

 

How can our company/organization help STOP Senior Hunger?

·         Conduct a food drive for specific items listed below and deliver to LMOW office at end of drive.

·         Donate food items outside Wal-Mart at 82nd and Milwaukee & 4th & Frankford on Sat., Sept. 14th.

·         Include a STOP Senior Hunger flier, article, website or information in upcoming company/organization newsletters, email campaigns, etc.

·         Add paid PSA’s or ads for Stop Senior Hunger to your company’s September radio/TV, newspaper or billboard advertising schedules.

·         Print and distribute copies of senior nutrition handouts for your own employees/organization members.

·         “Adopt” weekend meals bags* at $15 each with checks made out to

Lubbock Meals on Wheels or provide media/publicity sponsorship dollars.

·         Media:  Run PSA’s, articles and/or interviews.

 

Grocery List for Lubbock Meals on Wheels Weekend Meals Bag Program

 

Instant Oatmeal

Instant Cream of Wheat

  Single Serving Cereal Boxes

Cheese Crackers

Granola Bars

  Cereal Bars

Soup

Tuna

  Fruit Cups

Individual Pkgs of Goldfish

Chef Boyardee Single Serv. Meals

Juice Boxes

  Peanut Butter To Go

  Single Serving Mac & Cheese

Individual Pkgs of Pretzels

Individual Pkgs of Peanuts

  Peanut Butter Crackers

 

*(Each weekend meals bag contains 2 frozen meals, plus 8 of the above items.)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

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